I just signed up for Technorati. That is one of the most powerful RSS directories in the blogging world. Now, let me pause for a moment. What is RSS some of you are asking. RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication. The word simple may be in it but still does not sound simple. Well maybe maybe this will help. The RSS is also an acronym for Rich Site Summary. The terms represent all feed formats.
A feed format is a summary of blog entries or posts that are displayed in newsreaders. The format(or language) used strips away all the graphic and other page elements. A feed will always have the heading and some of the text from the post. A feed gives the blogger the ability to syndicate the feed so that you really do not have to go to the blog to read it. But the f eed always links back to the blog so t he reader can visit and leave a comment or what ever else they want to do.
Now, back to Technorati. It has been around for a long time. It indexes a database of over 16 million blogs. When you join the directory it will request that you either give them the password and user name to your blog or paste a code in your post so the spiders can search and insure that it is your blog. Well I am doing that right now. This is the link I want the spiders to find.
So I will be talking more, course I hope, about RSS and other directories. The main thing is to look for ways to make your blog visible to the world. Just because you build it does not mean folks will come.(smile) Oh, here is the link for Technorati.